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Chiloschista lunifera

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by ZWUM, Apr 24, 2013.

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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    I didn't notice this was even I spoke! The flowers are quite large. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366821578.567011.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366821588.830785.jpg
     
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    Yours produces very stumpy roots! Do they start growing and then stop? Mine are always pretty long.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    I don't know why the roots grow like that, they always have. It's probably a cultural thing, I suppose your right, they grow for a while then stop and start again.
     
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    Sorry, this is not lunifera...more likely viridiflava or other species. lunifera has a large maroon brown blotch on each of the sepals and petals.
    Many sellers of lunifera have mis-identified plants. Part of the problem with this genus is without flowers the plants/roots all look the same!
    Pete
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Thanks Pete. I've always wondered if the ID was correct but looking at viridiflava it certainly looks more similar to that one.